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Travel Advisory Updates

Last updated 1:54 p.m., September 11, 2020.

This year has brought unprecedented changes to our lives. To help navigate it, we have curated this page with information on the current status of travel in North Carolina, the Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County area, how to support local business, and more. For traveler information, read below. For business partner information and resources, please go to our reopening guidelines page.

For latest hurricane information, please visit our local Emergency Management website here. Follow their Facebook page for frequent updates during emergencies.


Current Status: Phase 2.5

Phase 2.5 of easing COVID-19 restrictions begins on September 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. and stands until October 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. This intermediate phase still follows a Safer at Home recommendation, especially for vulnerable populations, while easing some restrictions on other businesses and activities. During this phase, indoor gathering limits increase to 25 people, and outdoor gathering limits increase to 50 people. Playgrounds are allowed to open. Museums and aquariums can open at 50% capacity. Gyms and other indoor exercise facilities can open at 30% capacity. Face coverings are still mandatory for all people in public places, ages 5 and over.

Capacity limits at restaurants and personal care businesses (eg. hair and nail salons) will remain at 50% with additional safety measures required. Bars, nightclubs, movie theaters, indoor entertainment and amusement parks will remain closed and the 11 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales at restaurants has been extended to October 2.

Past Elizabeth City COVID-19 updates can be found in our COVID-19 News Updates.

Frequently Asked Questions About Phase 2.5
NC COVID-19 Travel Resources
CDC Toolkit for Domestic Travelers



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While mandated closures and reopening guidelines are being followed, these local businesses are still working to provide for the community and visitors. Even if you aren't comfortable visiting these businesses in person, consider ordering dinner to-go, shopping online, or even buying a gift card for later to support our local businesses and their employees!

We all have a role to play in keeping our communities safe and healthy. When visiting restaurants, businesses and other public places, you can have a huge impact on the well-being of everyone in our community just by following a few simple guidelines. Take the Count On Me NC pledge and show you’re doing your part to help.



As restrictions ease, virtual and live events are beginning to resume in Elizabeth City! For a list of current events and happenings, visit our event calendar. If you need more information, please contact us at 252-335-5330 or


The State's Position on Travel

North Carolina is strongly urging residents and visitors to take precautions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) when traveling or going in public. These precautions include practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing, and wearing a face covering when out in public. Check out Visit NC's Travel Advisory page for information on  the state of travel in North Carolina.


More information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC State Office of Tourism
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Other Helpful Resources

WHO Protective Measures
CDC Print Resources/Handouts

Google's Coronavirus Information & Resources


As the state of the industry and travel in the Elizabeth City area change, we will update this page. Please check back regularly for updates.

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